"In peace I will lie down and sleep,
for you alone, Lord,
let me dwell in safety."
After experiencing abuse, it can be difficult to get a good night's sleep. You may find yourself having trouble falling asleep or waking up during the night. You may suffer from dreams of fear or negative emotions. Night may not be restful and, as a result, it can leave you feeling tired during the day and unable to cope with day to day tasks.
If the troublesome sleep persists, you may want to see a counselor or health care provider to discover rest again. While you are working with a care provider, also consider turning to your best spiritual care provider: God. This simple psalm, above, is a reminder that trusting in God to care for us while we sleep can be part of the solution. Feeling God's protection and security can help you fall asleep; trusting that God is with you night and day.